Former German goalkeeper nicknamed Die Katze von Anzing (the cat from Anzing) for his elasticity and cat-like reflexes. He helped lead West Germany to the 1974 World Cup championship with four clean sheets in seven matches.
He began his career with a local club in the junior leagues and moved to Bayern Munich to continue his youth career in 1959.
He spent his entire club career with Bayern Munich, appearing in 536 games between 1962 and 1979.
He grew up in Metten, Germany.
He was teammates with Franz Beckenbauer on the legendary West German teams of the 1970s.